What happened was, I learned Sam Neill owns a winery. And not just that, a purveyor of Pinot Noir, my favorite tipple.
The vines at actor Sam Neill’s original, organically farmed vineyard in Gibbston Valley are now over 25 years old, and the resulting wines are better than ever. The color of raspberry juice, this vintage is, to put it bluntly, sexy as hell.
I do like wines that are sexy as hell.
I've not been able to find it sold locally but they ship worldwide. I priced out a single bottle; $225 to ship to the USA from New Zealand 😳
The adventure continues then. Look for anywhere in the US that imports it. Or the real answer, take a holiday to New Zealand and pick up a couple bottles in person.
I've heard him talk about his winery in interviews before. I should try a bottle.
It'll be irritating to learn that his wines are fairly available in the UK. I can pick up a bottle of pinot noir for about £30 plus shipping.
I did find a place in California that will ship it. So it's $47.99 for the bottle and then $25.48 for shipping. So ~ $73. Better than direct from New Zealand. Still like the idea of actually going to New Zealand though.
New Zealand FTW!